Notary in Trump-Daniels Agreement in Hot Water
Texas authorities aren't sure the nondisclosure deal was properly authorized
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2018 10:20 AM CDT
Stormy Daniels arrives for the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2017.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

(Newser) – Stormy Daniels's offer to return the $130,000 she received in a nondisclosure agreement about President Trump has led to a new wave of coverage of their alleged affair. In one new twist, authorities in Texas are investigating whether the notary public who authorized the 2016 agreement did so properly, reports the Dallas Morning News. Erica Jackson didn't sign or date the document, and "she notarized a blank signature line," says a fellow notary who first tweeted about the issue. Daniels' attorney says it's the missing signature of Trump (or of "David Dennison," his alleged alias in the deal) that's the real problem. It's not clear just how big of a deal the notary issue is (Jackson might lose her certification), but it's "the latest in a string of curiosities surrounding the murky deal," per the Morning News. Related:

  • Frequent calls: Fashion photographer Keith Munyan, a friend of Daniels, tells the Daily Beast that Trump would call Daniels "all the time" back around 2006, and Munyan sometimes listened in on speakerphone. They had "very professional conversations" about her business goals, and Trump once offered Daniels a spot on the The Apprentice, says Munyan. He recalls that Daniels considered Trump a "very brilliant man," but he adds that Trump "can talk about nothing for hours."

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